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Law & Government


  • United States Code – The codification of the general and permanent laws of the United States.

  • Federal Register– The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

  • Code of Federal Regulations–  The CFR consists of fifty titles which contain the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by executive departments and agencies of the government.

  • Congressional Record – The Congressional Record is a verbatim record of proceedings and debates of the U.S. Congress.

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court – The official website for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

  • U.S. Supreme Court– Provides access to filings and rulings, case documents, and more.

  • – Search bill status, public laws, the Congressional Record, and more on this government site.

City and Village Codified Ordinances




  • Gale Legal Forms – This database “provides a wide selection of state-specific legal forms across the most popular
    legal areas”.

  • Richland County Court of Common Pleas-Division of Domestic Relations– This site offers forms for the Domestic Court.

  • Ohio Legal Help Ohio Legal Help is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2018 to help all Ohioans access the civil justice system. We provide plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal and community resources that can help people resolve their legal issues.


Courts, City and County

Law Related Sites

Elected Officials

Elected Officials Representing Richland County

President Joseph Biden (D)
Vice President Kamala Harris (D)

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20500
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414

U.S. Senators

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D)
503 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC  20510
Phone: 202-224-2315

 U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R)
448 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC  20510
Phone: 202-224-3353
Columbus Office: 1-800-205-6446

U.S. Representatives

Representative Bob Gibbs (R) 
7th District
2217 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC  20515
Phone: 202-225-3394

Representative Troy Balderson (R)
12th District
2429 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC  20515
Phone: 202-225-5355

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R)
Governor’s Office
Riffe Center, 30th Floor
77 South High St.
Columbus, OH  43215
Phone: 614-466-3555

Ohio Senator Mark Romanchuk (R)
22nd District
Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, First Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-466-7505

Ohio Representative Marilyn John (R)
2nd District
77 South High St., Eleventh Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-466-5802

Richland County Commissioners

Darrell Banks
Cliff Mears
Tony Vero
50 Park Avenue East
Mansfield, OH 44902
Phone: 419.774.5550
Phone: 419.774.5552
Phone: 419.774.5553

Mayors of Richland County

Mayor Tim Theaker
City of Mansfield

Mayor Randy Hutchinson
City of Ontario

Mayor Steven Schag
City of Shelby

Mayor Teri Brenkus
Village of Bellville

Mayor Joseph Stallard
Village of Butler

Mayor Brian White
Village of Lexington

Mayor Todd Hall
Village of Lucas

Mayor Cassaundra Fryman
Village of Plymouth

Mayor Charles Reeder
Village of ShiloMears

Richland County Websites

Richland County residents can find useful information about county government offices by visiting the Richland County website.

Forms, ordinances, and department contact information is available on most city/village websites.  See what your local government has to offer by choosing your city/village link below.

Mansfield/Richland County Public Library subject guides are assembled by our reference team. Please contact the reference department if you would like more help with this subject at 419.521.3110.
Last updated 5/10

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